The First Hundred

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Wednesday, July 19, 2006

At Your Service

I mentioned to PR about hearing a report on TV that they're working on a washer/dryer that will notify you by email or cell phone message when your laundry is done. PR's response: "Will it also tell you that it's folded and put away?"
Now that would be a great invention.

11 Comments:

  • At 7/19/2006 4:07 PM, Anonymous Daniel said…

    Will people screen those calls also? Aaarrrgghhh!!! It's my dryer again!!! Doesn't he know not to call me at dinner!!

     
  • At 7/19/2006 6:53 PM, Blogger theresa said…

    Hi, saw your comment on another blog. My son goes to college and the laundry room has a link to the kids computers which sends an alarm when their laundry is done and shows them at what cycle its at. I guess it is meant for people that use machines that aren't in their homes.

     
  • At 7/20/2006 7:04 AM, Blogger Kc said…

    I wonder if I would benefit from a machine that would monitor me and tell me what I'm really doing as opposed to what I think I'm doing. ;-)

     
  • At 7/20/2006 7:45 AM, Blogger Corry said…

    I totally agree: that would be a great invention!
    I am waiting for the consumers-edition of r2d2 to be affordable and set up for tasks like that, hehe.

    God's Grace.

     
  • At 7/20/2006 7:49 AM, Blogger MaryM said…

    I would take one of PR's inventions when he is done with it!
    I need another machine, too. One that tells me what I am supposed to be doing downstairs once I have gotten downstairs but have forgotten what I went there for!

     
  • At 7/20/2006 4:28 PM, Blogger EmmaSometimes said…

    Oh, I agree!!

    By the way, whenever I think my wash is too unbearable, I whip this out from an old email from one of my genealogy (yes, it's spelled correctly) contacts :o) Enjoy!

    Years ago a Kentucky grandmother gave a new bride the following recipe
    for washing clothes. It appears below just as it was written and,
    despite the spelling, has a bit of philosophy.

    This is exactly as written and preserved in an old scrap book (with
    spelling intact).

    1. Bilt fire in backyard to heat kettle of rain water.

    2. Set tubs so smoke wont blow in eyes if wind is pert.

    3. Shave one hole cake of lie soap in bilin water.

    4. Sort things, make 3 piles. 1 pile white, 1 pile colored, 1 pile
    work britches and rags.

    5. To make starch, stir flour in cool water to smooth, then thin down
    with bilin water.

    6. Take white things, rub dirty spots on board, scrub hard, and then
    bile. Rub colored don't bile, just rinch and starch.

    7. Take things out of kettle with broomstick handle, then rinch, and
    starch.

    8. Hang old rags on fence.

    9. Spread tea towels on grass.

    10. Pore rinch water in flower bed.

    11. Scrub porch with hot soapy water.

    12. Turn tubs upside down.

    13. Go put on clean dress, smooth hair with hair combs. Brew cup of
    tea, sit and rock a spell and count your blessings.

     
  • At 7/20/2006 11:26 PM, Blogger Jim said…

    That beats a TV on them. They make those for the fronts of refrigerators, but who would want to sit in front of the washer/dryer and watch TV?
    You can sit in front of the frig, watching TV, and wait the e-mail about the clothes.
    ..

     
  • At 7/21/2006 10:12 AM, Blogger Badoozie said…

    ok, that feature is obviously for people who live in homes or rather mansions like aaron spelling.

    that is simply UNCALLED for. get a life people. if you can't hear you dryer or washer buzzer, your house is way too big, and you engaging in gluttony

     
  • At 7/21/2006 7:18 PM, Blogger EmmaSometimes said…

    That's a great idea Jim. Now I'm having a toilet/tub installed in the kitchen and I'll never have to leave.

     
  • At 7/22/2006 7:32 AM, Blogger Aunt Jo said…

    Emma I have seen that and I laughed my hiney off!!

    Seeker: Please oh PLEASE tell me it folds sox too!! :o) Did I mention that at our new house my dad made me a "folding station"? It sounds so formal and efficient doesn't it?

     
  • At 7/24/2006 4:00 AM, Blogger audrey` said…

    WOW!
    That will be a very good invention :)

     

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